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Beijing 2008 snubs Nintendo. DS and Wii users must settle for Mario and Sonic.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by vashivihan, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    this sucks so badly. heres the link
    http://www.gameplayer.com.au/Home/NEWS/NEWS/tabid/1482/Default.aspx?CID=7e8b776c-4228-4f91-a6ba-f43e0adae6a5
     
  2. RedProdigy

    RedProdigy NOD fanatic

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    It's nothing to care about. If I was SEGA, I would have done the same things. Why make an Olympics game for the Wii/DS when you already cooperated with Nintendo to make a special Olympics game? Why bother when Mario and Sonic is making a lot of sales? Besides that, SEGA has a mediocre team making the game whereas Nintendo helped make Mario and Sonic (thus ensuring some quality).

    It's almost a guarantee that Mario and Sonic will outsell all 3 versions of Beijing 2008 combined. The game is pretty popular in Japan.
     
  3. SuperWii_7

    SuperWii_7 WiiChat Member

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    I highly doubt that.
     
  4. vi3tmix

    vi3tmix WiiChat Member

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    Do Olympics games even sell that well?

    Edit: I think I retract my question...or at least, I figure it'd do a heck of a lot better internationally than it seems to do here in the States
     
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  5. largedarry

    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    How do you figure, the sales right now (over 2 million copies) will probably be better than all the 2008 games put together. I would put a serious bet down that all the versions of Beijing '08 will combine to no more than 1.5 million copies.
     
  6. Frogger

    Frogger God Complex

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    Mario and Sonic is absolutely terrible, it's not a representation of the Olympics at all. In fact, it's just an endorsed sports game, I want the proper one.
     
  7. Belmont

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    Mario and Sonic was a terrible game but i have never played a good olympics game, and by the looks of it 2008 will be no differnt. Look at the team that is making it every game they made on that list is horrible so why would they make a good game now.

    The reason we wont be getting it is obviously the online play but who is going to be buying this game anyways i know i wont i made that mistake in 2000 and i will never make it again. So you can be upset that SEGA is not bring us this terrible game or you can realize its a terrible game.
     
  8. vi3tmix

    vi3tmix WiiChat Member

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    Well no matter how you look at it, they're video games. Whether I'm using cartoony graphics and gimicky motion controls to throw a spear a few hundred meters or rapid button taps on a controller to either move faster or jump hurdles...they're all equally as far removed from the "true representation" you speak of.

    Whether I time the flick of a remote accurately or use an onscreen meter to tap a button accurately, aren't they both "improper?"
     
  9. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    HUGE missed opportunity for a combined Wii-mote Nunchuck and Balance Board game. I hate Olympic games, but for ONCE they might be entertaining with this combo of controllers.
     
  10. gnahc79

    gnahc79 WiiChat Member

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    I don't think Wii owners will miss it really. Seriously, does the Wii really need another 'active' based game? Mario & Sonic is pretty decent in groups IMO, there's Wii Fit, good ol' Wii Sports, and who knows what else.
     

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